From reviews of previous editions: 'This excellent book provides useful guidance on the use ofreflection in practice.... a helpful addition to any nursinglibrary.’ Primary Health Care '…an excellent investment in any nurses’ libraryportfolio.' Journal of Advanced Nursing 'An extremely welcome addition to nursing's literature onthoughtful, knowledgeable practice.' Nursing Times 'This is an excellent practical guide to reflectivepractice…I would highly recommend this book to all practiceteachers and students.' Journal of Practice Nursing The ability to reflect on practice has become a competencydemanded of every healthcare professional in recent years. It canbe a daunting prospect- but this practical and accessible textguides the way, using the latest research and evidence to supportthe development of skills in reflective practice and provides helpand advice on how to get started, how to write reflectively and howto continue to use reflective practice in everyday situations. This fifth edition of Reflective Practice in Nursing isan indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike whowish to learn more about reflective practice, as well as containingessential information for teachers and lecturers.
Would you like to develop some strategies to manage knowledge deficits, near misses and mistakes in practice? Are you looking to improve your reflective writing for your portfolio, essays or assignments? Reflective practice enables us to make sense of, and learn from, the experiences we have each day and if nurtured properly can provide skills that will you come to rely on throughout your nursing career. Using clear language and insightful examples, scenarios and case studies the third edition of this popular and bestselling book shows you what reflection is, why it is so important and how you can use it to improve your nursing practice. Key features: · Clear and straightforward introduction to reflection directly written for nursing students and new nurses · Full of activities designed to build confidence when using reflective practice · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters
Reflective practice has been widely adopted as a successful method for developing nursing. The second edition of Transforming Nursing through Reflective Practice provides a wealth of new insights from practitioners actively involved in reflective practice in nursing research, education, clinical practice and practice development. This invaluable book enables nurses to continually evaluate their own practice in order to inform their approaches to reflection; critique, develop and monitor their professional practice; and thereby improve the quality of their patient care. There is a greater emphasis in the new edition on transforming practice, the research base for reflective practice and grounding the reflective process in clinical practice. * Examines the contribution of reflective practice to nursing * Enables nurses to continually develop their practice and improve patient care * Includes insights from many areas of clinical practice * Explores the role of reflection in clinical supervision and research studies * Examines the role of narrative and reflective dialogue in reflective practice
Dawn Freshwater,Beverley Joan Taylor,Gwen Sherwood
Author: Dawn Freshwater,Beverley Joan Taylor,Gwen Sherwood
Reflective practice has been widely adopted as a successful method for developing nursing across many specialties. The International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing provides a definitive synthesis of the current international literature and activity surrounding reflective practice within nursing. It provides a detailed meta-analysis of reflective practice, critical reflection and reflexivity, addressing differences among them. The International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing provides practical guidance on applying reflective practice to education, practice and research in nursing, adopting the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International structure of knowledge, service, and learning. The knowledge section introduces the concept of reflection as a research and evaluative tool. The service section focuses on the ways reflection has been applied and implemented in clinical practice. The learning section examines evidence that contributes to the understanding of reflection as fundamental to the nursing curricula. The contributors to the book are experienced writers and practitioners from a wide diversity of specialities, including critical care, mental health, community teaching and research and are known internationally for their contribution to nursing. Contributors: Dawn Freshwater is Professor of Nursing at Bournemouth University and Editor of Journal Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, UK Beverley Joan Taylor is Professor of Nursing at Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. Gwen D. Sherwood is Professor at The University of North Carolina, USA Key Features: * Examines the contribution of reflective practice to nursing from a global perspective * Emphasises links between reflective practice and education, research and practice * Explores reflective practice, critical reflection and reflexivity * Provides practical guidance * Considers the role of reflection in clinical supervision and research studies * Addresses the role of narrative and reflective dialogue in reflective practice * Includes an extensive bibliography for readers wishing to pursue areas of particular interest.
This title introduces the concept of reflective practice and explains its purpose to the healthcare student or professional in the UK. It demonstrates the skills necessary for effective reflective practice and explores the benefits of successful reflection in relation to pre-registration profiles and Continuing Professional Development.
"This practical guide shows nurses and midwives how to develop a reflective approach to their work and how to sustain reflective practice throughout their professional lives." "Bev Taylor acknowledges the issues faced by practitioners in bureaucratic work settings with time constraints and regulated routines, and shows how reflection can help professionals deal with the complexity of their working lives. Readers are given a 'kitbag' of strategies they can use to get started." "She describes how developing a reflective practice is part of learning how to value yourself as a nurse or midwife, and as a person. Throughout the book she provides real examples of reflective writing from nurses and midwives, and shows how these professionals have been able to improve their skills as a result of being alert to their practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This popular book provides practical guidance for healthcare professionals wishing to reflect on their work and improve the way they undertake clinical procedures, interact with other people at work and deal with power issues. The new edition has been broadened in focus from nurses and midwives exclusively, to include all healthcare professionals.
Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection andDecision-making provides a concise, accessible introduction toprofessional development, reflective practice and clinicaldecision-making. Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflectionand Decision-making explores the core strategies of reflectivepractice and decision-making underlying professional nursingdevelopment. Separate chapters on reflective writing,evidence-based practice, clinical supervision and portfoliosdemonstrate the inter-relationship between professional developmentand professional practice. It is aimed at both student andqualified nurses, recognising that professional development is alife-long commitment. It provides clear guidance to helppractitioners think critically about their actions, work withinprofessional boundaries, be accountable for their actions and planfor their future. * Provides a concise introduction to professional development,reflective practice, and clinical decision-making * Written in a clear accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge * Enables students to consider and develop their practice in orderto become competent practitioners * Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and casestudies * In the Vital Notes for Nurses series
This text recognises the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. This book offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.This edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. This book brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students' and nurses' interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice.
What is reflective practice? How can nurses and midwives improve their practice through reflection? How can nurses and midwives maintain reflective practices? This book provides a practical guide to help nurses and midwives improve their work practices constantly. The new edition includes expanded sections on the nature of reflection and practice, preparing for reflection, and types of reflection, plus a new chapter on the ‘Taylor Model of Reflection’ and reflective practice in research and scholarship. The writing style is accessible to any nurse or midwife interested in reflecting on her or his practice and the practice stories are of relevance to both new and experienced clinicians. Reflective Practiceis essential reading for nurses and midwives who are being introduced to reflective processes in their education and practice, and also for renewing interest and enthusiasm for health workers and practitioners who use reflective practices in their day-to-day work.
This essential text brings together in one place the inextricably linked concepts of professional development, reflective practice and decision-making. Fully updated and revised throughout, the new edition of this easy-to-follow, jargon-free title is targeted at nursing and healthcare practitioners and nursing students, providing clear guidance to help the reader think critically about their practice, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions, and plan for their future.
Over the past decades, reflection has taken centre stage in nursing education but it is easy to get stuck in a superficial cycle of storytelling and self-examination, without getting any further insights into your own practice and abilities. Reflection for Nursing Life starts with a basic introduction to reflective practice and moves through to look at more critical perspectives, with guidance for reflecting on the complex realities of practice. This accessible text is designed to support a deeper understanding of the value of reflection and its relationship with the needs of modern practice. Beginning with discussions of self-awareness and the reflective cycle, it goes on to explore ideas about critical incidents, critical reflection models and transformational learning. It integrates cutting-edge neuro-scientific research and thinking about emotional labour and intelligence in healthcare into mainstream reflective practice, drawing on both new and established ways of guiding learning and professional judgment. Reflection for Nursing Life includes numerous exemplar reflective narratives, diagrams and exercises to help the reader identify their strengths and weaknesses, whilst tips for overcoming weaknesses and developing strengths are also provided. It is the ideal text for nursing students and practitioners looking to improve their reflective practice skills.
Nursing can be a physically and intellectually demanding profession, and most nursing programs focus on instilling the techniques and knowledge necessary to prepare novice nurses. Rarely addressed in nurse education, though, are the human and emotional factors that impact nurses at all levels from day one. The fact is, the emotional labor of nursing takes a demanding toll as nurses cope with patients, compassion fatigue, and increasingly complex workplace and interpersonal issues that deplete energy and motivation. Reflective Practice, Second Edition: Transforming Education and Improving Outcomes offers educators and learners a path to incorporate Caring Science, emotional intelligence, and social justice into nursing education and practice. Authors Sara Horton-Deutsch and Gwen Sherwood provide a rich resource for academic and clinical nurse educators, students, and practicing nurses interested in developing leadership capacity or advancing professional development. Reflective Practice pulls together multiple approaches to reflective instruction for self-improvement through exercises that are adaptable to both personal life and professional work. This book also incorporates complementary perspectives that focus on quality and safety while emphasizing lifelong learning and the emotional significance of being in community with others.
Mapping a Way of Knowing for Professional Reflective Inquiry
Author: Nona Lyons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Philosophers have warned of the perils of a life spent without reflection, but what constitutes reflective inquiry - and why it’s necessary in our lives - can be an elusive concept. Synthesizing ideas from minds as diverse as John Dewey and Paulo Freire, theHandbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry presents reflective thought in its most vital aspects, not as a fanciful or nostalgic exercise, but as a powerful means of seeing familiar events anew, encouraging critical thinking and crucial insight, teaching and learning. In its opening pages, two seasoned educators, Maxine Greene and Lee Shulman, discuss reflective inquiry as a form of active attention (Thoreau’s "wide-awakeness"), an act of consciousness, and a process by which people can understand themselves, their work (particularly in the form of life projects), and others. Building on this foundation, the Handbook analyzes through the work of 40 internationally oriented authors: - Definitional issues concerning reflection, what it is and is not; - Worldwide social and moral conditions contributing to the growing interest in reflective inquiry in professional education; - Reflection as promoted across professional educational domains, including K-12 education, teacher education, occupational therapy, and the law; - Methods of facilitating and scaffolding reflective engagement; - Current pedagogical and research practices in reflection; - Approaches to assessing reflective inquiry. Educators across the professions as well as adult educators, counselors and psychologists, and curriculum developers concerned with adult learning will find the Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry an invaluable teaching tool for challenging times.
A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice
Author: Christopher Johns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"...an important text for practitioners...this text is a valuable tool that develops self-inquiry skills." Journal of Advanced Nursing Reflection is widely recognised as an invaluable tool in health care, providing fresh insights which enable practitioners to develop their own practice and improve the quality of their care. Guided Reflection: A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice introduces the practitioner to the concept of guided reflection, in which the practitioner is assisted by a mentor (or 'guide') in a process of self-enquiry, development, and learning through reflection in order to effectively realise one’s vision of practice and self as a lived reality. Guided reflection is grounded in individual practice, and can provide deeply meaningful insights into self-development and professional care. The process results in a reflexive narrative, which highlights key issues for enhancing healthcare practice and professional care. Reflection: A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice uses a collection of such narratives from everyday clinical practice to demonstrate the theory and practicalities of guided reflection and narrative construction. In this second edition, Chris Johns has explored many of the existing narratives in more depth. Many new contributions have been added including several more innovative reflections, such as performance and art.These narratives portray the values inherent in caring, highlight key issues in clinical practice, reveal the factors that constrain the quest to realise practice, and examine the ways practitioners work towards overcoming these constraints.
Scientific Essay from the year 2006 in the subject Medicine - Other, , course: Bsc, language: English, abstract: Wound care is an integral aspect within dispensation of holistic nursing care. Reflective practice has been established as an effective methodology to learning. This essay takes readers through the journey of reflective practice in the quest of delivering evidence informed nursing care. Due to the fact that I am taking my overseas nurses program in an elderly care set up, I have chosen to explore wound care to augment my existing knowledge and learn new skills to achieve a robust and empirically sound approach in wound management in an elderly care setting. Due to its effectiveness and popularity among authors, I have integrated a critical incident in this essay to form a platform from which to examine reflective nursing practice.